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Thanks For Your Service, David C. Kranz
June 11, 2008

This Thursday is David C. Kranz's last full day of employment here at Krause Publications. I wish him the very best, as I know where ever he goes in the future, he will give that employer the very best in performance and attitude!

Many readers know him as the current managing editor of Bank Note Reporter.

Kranz joined the staff at the newspaper side of the Numismatic Division two months after I did, so I felt a kindred spirit with him, both of us trying to learn the ropes and personalities of a large office routine, and with that turfdoms and egos.

Over the years, the changes David eased into the paper have been transparent to most readers. The subtle things which make the "look" how the lines of text align with lines of photo captions, how poorly written stories (often mine) get a re-write into presentable English, or how poor photocopies from columnists manage to get a clean look in a finished paper. These things take effort behind the scenes, and David did them seamlessly. More often than not, it was done late into the night or on weekends to make them happen on time.

The company has changed a lot since he started. His titles changed infrequently, moving up the one rank from editorial staff to managing editor - after eight years. It is a lot different than now when some staff members zoom right into an editorship after less than a year.

During his tenure, Bank Note Reporter was recognized by the NLG with several best issue awards, and Kranz received an ANA Presidential Award. Dave took the (infrequent, but deserved) recognitions in stride.

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On June 13, 2008 Gar Travis said
In 1999 I was privileged to have David meet me at the GNA Show in Macon, Georgia to present me with my Numismatic Ambassador Award. I always had thought that Krause Publications was a class company and after meeting David, my supposition was confirmed. It will take a great deal of talent to fill his shoes and his contributions to its publications will be greatly missed.

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About the Author
George Cuhaj has been with the Krause Publications numismatic team since 1994. He is editor of the various editions of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Prior to joining KP, Cuhaj was employed by the American Numismatic Society and Stack's Rare Coins, both of New York City. He is a Fellow in both the Royal Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Society. He also is a life member and past board member of the International Bank Note Society. Cuhaj was elected an Allied Professional Member of the National Sculpture Society and has had his medallic work exhibited internationally.

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